So I'll spare you the sales pitch on why you need to legally protect your business.
After all, you likely already know that business can be risky. Failure to meet certain obligations can lead to fees and fines, and you have affirmative responsibilities as a business owner.
BUT, No one teaches us tax basics and even most business classes (if you have taken them) skip over the formation steps.
You have expertise in your area, probably in multiple areas, but you can’t know everything. Googling for 38 hours is a poor investment of your time, and handing your trust over to Legal Zoom may not instill confidence that all the steps are being completed.
Wouldn’t it be great to just know when a certain document or payment is due. You wouldn’t need to worry about letters appearing in your mailbox from different agencies telling you that you owe late fees for something you never knew about in the first place.
You wouldn’t need to rely on your accountant or attorney to send you updates. Instead you’d have the knowledge to take affirmative steps to keep your business up to speed, and you’d be able to do this with minimal time investment on your part.
It’s natural for us to increase expenses as we increase our income. New client, new software. New sale, yay! I’m going to that retreat. In year 1, your income is $1,000 a month and expenses are $200. Six months later, you feel like you’re killin it but all the money is gone. You make $4,000 that month but your expenses were $3,000. Then you’re making $10,000 a month but your expenses are $7,000. You’re making more money, and the bills are a little easier to pay, but with a such a large jump in income, you’re wondering why money is even a struggle.
How great would it be to rein this shit in and have a budget for business expenses, so that you can actually put more money in your pocket?
You have likely heard about LLCs and why you need them, but what’s not talked about as often is the importance of an operating agreement and separate bank accounts to protect your business. Get this stuff set up now, so that your biz can run on autopilot.
Ok, so I'm not expecting you to get a full on law degree. I lived my Elle Woods life, but you don't need to incur the student loans to do it too. However, it is important to know why you're making certain decisions and how to manage your business. That means knowing what licenses you need and when they need updated.
I have taken all the knowledge I have learned through my law degree, my master’s in tax law, over 200 hours of one-on-one work helping small business creatives form their businesses along with the research I gathered co-authoring the Small Business Startup Guide, prepping for podcasts & speaking engagements to create this step-by-step course to help you unf*ck your biz.
You will have a meticulous, guide that gives you all the necessary info you need and leaves out all the extra to check the legal boxes for compliance.
We will have a initial 1-on-1 meeting to assess the needs of your business. Then, I will craft a custom plan for you to go through the content of all three courses, Legally Launched, Totally Tax, and Cool Contracts plus the bonus training on Profit First & cash flow management.
This way, you can choose where to spend your time based on your individual needs.
The program will take you through each step you need to go through in the Unf*ck Your Biz Framework (shown below). We will assess what you have done so far, what's working, what's not working, how to fix that shit, and then streamline processes.
If you have been in business a bit, you might be at that point where you have realized that you're making more money.
And that's awesome. BUT, you're not sure where it's all going. Like, I got the new clients. Why does it feel like such a struggle to stash some money aside for taxes and still have plenty left to pay for your business expenses, groceries, and maybe, actually a damn vacation that you for sure have earned.
In the UFYB Program, we will work through Profit First, which will help you grow a healthy and profitable business that pays the IRS what it's owed while still maximizing money in your pocket.
I have seen some truly terrible contracts. Even from some kickass entrepreneurs who have been in the biz for years making in the multi-6 figures.
Now, I know that not everyone can be expected to have the most stellar, custom, client contract out of the gate, BUT how great would it feel to know that you're protected, your contract is going to set you and your client up for a successful, harmonious relationship that also won't result in you bending over backwards every time they ask for something extra.
I have curated a number of specific, streamlined, and thorough contracts. If you join the UFYB Program, I'll give you a promo code to download one, and then we can work to customize it on your 1-on-1 call.